Unveiling the Impact of Electrostatics on Health Care, Manufacturing, Quality and Reliability
Wednesday, May 8
Speaker: Carl Newberg, Simco-Ion

Join us as we delve into the captivating world of static charge –

  • demystifying its origins
  • understanding the impact of electrostatic discharge (ESD) on electronics
  • understanding electrostatic attraction (ESA) on contamination control

By examining historical insights and envisioning the future of static charge, we'll navigate trends and strategies shaping the control of ESD and ESA in key manufacturing sectors. Taking a visionary approach to static charge is key for electronic and medical device manufacturing, as well as in healthcare settings. 

About the Speaker

Carl Newberg is the manager of the Applications Engineering Team at Simco-Ion Technology, an ITW Company. Simco-Ion develops ionization solutions for high technology semiconductor, electronics, and life science manufacturing. He has a B.S degree in Metallurgical Engineering, a M.S. Degree in Materials Science, and a professional engineer’s license (Met. Eng.). He was one of the first to test and receive certification from the ESDA as a Certified ESD Program Manager. He held positions as the ESD Program Manager for Western Digital Corporation and has been actively involved in the corporate ESD and contamination control programs at Seagate Technology and IBM Corporation. Carl has been a member of the ESD Association since 1995, actively participating as a board member, many other major committees, and tutorial instructor. He currently is the ESD Association working group chairman of WG3 (Ionization) and WG28 (Electrostatic Attraction). He is co-author of "Contamination and ESD Control in High Technology Manufacturing", a book published by John Wiley  Sons.